Search Results: "Jean-Robert Cadet"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"A powerful contribution to the ongoing discussion about Haiti and the shortcomings of current approaches to aid and disaster relief in the aftermath of the massive earthquake."
A devastating memoir about the shocking persistence of child slavery in Haiti. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE CADET by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 1948

"Good plot, excellent suspense and fantastically beautiful machines blend in a story that should make long time good reading for readers interested in mechanics."
A writer well-known in the "astounding story" field, and author of last year's Space Ship, projects us into the year 2075 with all the lift and zip of which he is capable, which is plenty... Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEAN RHYS by Carole Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Perhaps Angier's exhaustive but unsorted research will be of value to some future biographer who will do justice to Rhys, a fine writer."
This detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea seems not so much a biography as a collection of annotated note cards and unedited lecture notes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CADET OF TILDOR by Alex Lidell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"No fairy-tale resolution here; rather a warts-and-all portrayal of believable characters struggling with realistic conflicts affecting every level of society. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A gripping debut embraces the trend toward gritty grimdark fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 26, 1986

"All told, a welcome and important addition to the Rhys canon."
What may be the comprehensive Rhys short-story collection: a republication of the stories included in The Left Bank (1927); Tigers are Better-Looking (1969), and Sleep it Off, Lady (1976) as well as three stories that have not been previously issued in book form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE CADET TOPO by DGPH
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Only for pre-existing fans of the game and merchandise this book so nakedly shills. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Space Cadet Topo and his trusty sidekick Tinny Bot Girl set off to rescue the universe after the sun goes dark and cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST CADET by Elaine Marie Alphin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Of use only where there is a strong demand for Civil War material. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Benjy, 12, and his 16-year-old sister meet their grandmother, Miss Leota, for the first time when they go to visit her in New Market, Virginia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

When in 1923 the American writer Jean Toomer (1894-1967) published Cane, his famous lyric and experimental novel of black southern life, he received immediate recognition and acknowledgment for having produced an American literary masterpiece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEAN AND JOHNNY by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1959

"Hers is a revealing looking glass for the many readers who will instinctively identify themselves with Jean."
When fifteen-year-old Jean Jarrett transfers her affections from television idol Kip Ladish to an arrogant classmate, the whole kaleidoscope of adult relationships overwhelms her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEAN COCTEAU by Claude Arnaud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Arnaud's biography provides a useful corrective and will inspire renewed interest in Cocteau's work."
The first substantial life of the French surrealist writer and artist to appear in English since 1970. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETIT JEAN by William B. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The intense regional focus means the book will appeal mainly to visitors to the area and teachers of Arkansas history. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 7-11)"
A young Frenchwoman masquerades as a boy in order to accompany her fiance to the New World in 1732. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEAN LAFFITE by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Still, this will suffice as an introduction for die-hard pirate fans and add an interesting, quirky footnote to American history. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
Who knew that some pirates in the old days were Jewish and fought on the side of the good guys? Mateys, meet Jean Laffite, a real pirate of the Caribbean. Read full book review >